Thursday, 27 February 2020

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No comments | Thursday, February 27, 2020
As part of its ongoing commitment to improving air quality and tackling the Climate Emergency, First West of England launched its 77 new biomethane bus scheme, including a major natural gas station at Lawrence Hill depot. Earlier this year, the first ten of the new buses came into operation on the metrobus m3 service, drawing fuel from the existing CNG station opened last year at the Parson Street premises of Bristol Community Transport, but they will use now the brand-new fueling station at Lawrence Hill depot.

The next 27 buses will take to the streets in East Bristol this month, launching a brand new citylines east Bristol identity and replacing all city buses currently running along Church Road to St George and points east – routes 42 to 45.

The new buses feature Scania chassis and bodies built in Britain by Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), will reduce emissions by 85% and give customers a much-improved on-board experience, smooth and quiet with modern, comfortable interiors, featuring USB charging points and a second wheelchair space on each bus.

The new filling station, designed and built by Gas Bus Alliance (GBA), which also provides the fuel, represents an investment of more than £2 million and took around nine months to build.  It can provide 100% bio-CNG to fuel up to 100 buses, and can be easily extended to supply more buses as they are purchased.

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